Memento Mori (novel)

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Memento Mori
Memento Mori (novel) coverart.jpg
First edition (UK)
Author Muriel Spark
Cover artist Victor Reinganum
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Macmillan (UK)
Lippincott (US)
Publication date
January 1959[1]
Media type Print, Audio & eBook
OCLC 1619422

Memento Mori is a novel by Scottish author Muriel Spark published by Macmillan in 1959. The title translates to "Remember you must die" and is the message delivered by a series of insidious phone-calls made to the elderly Dame Lettie Colston and her acquaintances. Who is making the calls and why? The recipients reflect on their past lives whilst trying to identify the culprit.

Television adaptation[edit]

It was adapted for television in 1992 by the BBC starring Maggie Smith, Thora Hird, Michael Hordern and Zoë Wanamaker, and shown in the US by Masterpiece Theatre.[2]


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